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A Guide to CBD Oil: Usage, Storage & Effects

CBD is a fantastic herbal supplement that is changing the way people view marijuana. Over the past few years we’ve witnessed tremendous growth in the sale of all CBD-infused products, and with such a large number of people using, there are questions about dosage, storage, and side effects. The medical community hasn’t found any evidence to suggest that prolonged use can cause problems, and so cannabidiol is considered generally safe. However, there are still a few questions about the proper way to use it – and this guide will help you make sense of CBD so that you too, can experience the many therapeutic effects of this herb. 

How to Take CBD

CBD comes in different forms; oil, capsule, tincture, vape, ointments, lotions, creams, edibles, etc. To figure out the best way to take it, you just need to consider why you’re taking it in the first place. So if for instance, you’re trying to soothe a painful joint or a sore muscle, then it would make sense to rub some oil around the affected area. On the other hand, an anxious person might want to vape or consume a CBD product to calm down.

For most people, it takes some experimentation to find out the best way to take CBD – and of course, there's the issue of preference. Not everybody wants to ingest cannabidiol; some people prefer to use it a vaping device or apply it topically. Whichever method you use, the active compound will get absorbed into the system and deliver results almost immediately. 

Uses of CBD oil for Health issues

CBD is used to treat a variety of health issues ranging from pain to skin care. The good thing about it is that it can strengthen your immune system and help prevent common health problems. Here are a few of the conditions most commonly treated with CBD:

  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Spasms
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  • Heart Health

How it Works

CBS contains chemical structures that are similar to the endocannabinoids found in our bodies; and when CBD is consumed, it starts to interact with the endocannabinoid system and nerve receptors to generate different effects. Some of these effects include an increase in pain threshold, reduced anxiety, increased alertness, and strong antioxidant activity. 

What Quantity Should I Take?

On average, dosages range from 10-50 milligrams, twice a day. It’s not possible to overdose on CBD, so that takes away the risk factor; however, beginners should try to stay within the normal range. Instead of taking one large dose, it's more practical to take two moderate doses within one day, and perhaps make small increments where necessary. Keep in mind the higher the dose, the more likely it will relax the body and make you sleepy. Lower doses are great for sharpening the brain and boosting focus.

How Should I Store CBD?

All medicines and supplements should be kept away from heat and direct sunlight to avoid degeneration. The same applies to CBD, which, as a natural extract, will break down and lose strength over time. However, you can keep it fresh for longer (up to 2 years) through proper storage. 

Safety Issues

CBD can in rare cases, cause some side effects, though it can’t be said to be a dangerous chemical unless it starts to interact with other medications. Pregnant and nursing mothers should avoid CBD because it crosses the placenta and may interfere with the normal developmental process for a nursing baby. Speak to your doctor about using CBD with your current medication, and keep in mind that mild reactions such as these are technically possible:

  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Changes in mood and appetite
  • Dizziness 
  • Vomiting

Will CBD Show Up in Drug Tests?

There's a world of difference between CBD and regular cannabis. However, some strains may contain slightly higher amounts of THC – though only in trace amounts so it won't make you high. Depending on the strain used and the source of the compound, it is possible that a drug test might come out positive, but for this to happen, you have to consume over 1,000 mg per day, and from a low-quality, cannabis-derived strain. The chances of that happening are pretty slim, but it is possible under those circumstances. 

Is CBD Legal?

CBD is legal in all 50 states, but we should mention that cannabis is still classified as aSchedule 1 drug, so there are distinctions to be made here. The source of the CBD also plays a part in its legality; so for instance, when extracted from hemp, it is completely legal, but when extracted from cannabis, it is considered illegal under current law. Bear in mind this isn’t comprehensive legal advice, so take time to review your state laws to learn more.  

By: Areyo Dadar

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